Woman Applying Make-up by Ernst Neuschul

Oil, 1930.

Woman Applying Make-up

Art work details

Year of production :
Ernst Neuschul
Medium :
Oil painting
Oil paint, Canvas
Credit Line :
Donated by the artist’s sons, 2014
Copyright :
© The Artist’s Estate
Associated Groups :
Portrait, Neuschul

The image of the woman applying her make-up is a powerful one. Painted in Berlin at the height of the Weimar years, it gives an insight into the changing fortunes of young metropolitan working women who, in the mid-1920s were achieving greater independence, creating and exploring new fashions, creativity and self-expression.

Neuschul studied in Prague and Vienna where he was fascinated by the unorthodox paintings of Klimt and Schiele and the Expressionist Kokoschka.


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